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Saturday
Jan012011

Lady Gaga Reveals Album Release Date

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga promised her fans a special gift on New Year's Eve and at midnight, she made good on her promise.

On Twitter, she posted a picture of herself, turned away from the camera, wearing a denim jacket that read "Born This Way." Below was emblazoned “THE SONG 2-13-11 THE RECORD 5-23-11,” indicating that the first single from her new disc will be out Feb. 13, and the album will follow on May 23.

A few hours before, she tweeted, "This has to be the happiest + most exciting night of my life. You've created this moment. You imagined me. You are, you wrote #BornThisWay."

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Sunday
Dec262010

Hugh Hefner Engaged to 24-Year-Old Girlfriend

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) – Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner announced via Twitter Friday that he is engaged to Crystal Harris, 24.

"After the movie tonight Crystal & I exchanged gifts. I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas," 84-year-old Hefner tweeted.

Hefner divorced his second wife Kimberley Conrad earlier this year. Harris was Playboy Playmate of the Month in December 2009.

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Friday
Dec172010

Justin Bieber Is Most Influential Twitter Celeb of the Year

Photo Courtesy - Island Def Jam(NEW YORK) -- Justin Bieber has been named the most influential Twitter celebrity of the year by Forbes.com.

That's according to a study that Forbes commissioned, which ranks individuals based on their "social media influence" which included their number of followers and retweets.  The influence is a measure of "the impact of your opinions, links, and recommendations across your social graph," according to Klout, the company that conducted the study.  The higher the "klout score," the more influential the star is.

Bieber had a perfect score of 100.  The runner-up, novelist Paul Coelho, author of The Alchemist, scored a 96.  Joe Jonas came in with 92, while Kanye West was fourth, with a score of 90.9.

Others who ranked high included Nick Jonas, Lady Gaga, Conan O'Brien, Diddy, Paramore's Hayley Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, President Obama, and the Dalai Lama.

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Tuesday
Dec142010

Twitter Names Its Top Trending Topics of 2010

Photo Courtesy - Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Twitter says the Gulf oil spill was the number one trending topic on its site this year.  The BP oil rig disaster ranked first on the micro-blogging website’s list of the top ten trends for 2010.  The oil rig exploded in April, and the leaking well wasn’t capped until September.

Justin Bieber ranked eighth, ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Pulpo Paul, the octopus that picked winning teams during this past summer's World Cup tournament.

Twitter says more than 25 billion messages have been sent so far this year.

Here is Twitter’s list of 2010’s top 10 trending topics:

1. Gulf oil spill
2. FIFA World Cup
3. Inception
4. Haiti earthquake
5. Vuvuzela
6. Apple iPad
7. Google Android
8. Justin Bieber
9. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
10. Pulpo Paul

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Tuesday
Dec072010

Alicia Keys, Friends Digitally Resurrected Thanks to Donations

Photo Courtesy - Keep A Child Alive [dot] org(NEW YORK) -- Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Ryan Seacrest and dozens of other stars have now returned to the digital world of Facebook and Twitter, thanks to $1 million worth of charitable donations.

Keys and her friends all "died" online last week in an attempt to encourage people to donate to Buy Life, her initiative to raise funds for her charity Keep a Child Alive.  Fans were told their favorite stars would return to the digital world when $1 million was raised for the cause.

In less than a week, half a million dollars was raised, but on Monday, billionaire Stewart Rahr kicked in the other half million, allowing the initiative to reach its goal.

Keys said in a statement, “From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of the fans, friends and artists who stood together for this cause and saved real lives."  She added, “I am humbled by the outpour of support from everyone.”

Besides Keys, Gaga and Seacrest, other stars who participated in the event included Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Serena Williams, Elijah Wood, Usher and Keys' husband Swizz Beatz.

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Wednesday
Dec012010

Alicia Keys Leads Celebrity Charity Campaign For AIDS

Photo Courtesy - Keep A Child Alive [dot] org(NEW YORK) -- On Wednesday, Alicia Keys and her celebrity friends will stay silent on Facebook and Twitter, for a good cause.  The stars will log off all social networking websites in an effort to raise money for Keys' charity, Keep a Child Alive, which assists people who are affected by AIDS.  The campaign launches on World AIDS Day.

So far, the celebrities who are participating in the campaign, aside from Keys, include Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Elijah Wood, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Diddy, Jay Sean, Serena Williams, and Keys' husband, Swizz Beatz.

The stars won't log back onto their respective social networking sites until one million dollars is raised.  You can make a donation at BuyLife.org.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Friday
Nov122010

Kanye West Cancels 'Today' Show Performance

Photo Courtesy - Island Def Jam(NEW YORK) -- Kanye West has pulled out of a Nov. 26 appearance on the Today show, a publicist for the program confirmed to ABC News Radio.

West explained in a rant on Twitter that he was backing out of the performance because he felt he had been "set up" by Today and interviewer Matt Lauer when he appeared on the show earlier this week.

The show chose to play a clip of him interrupting Taylor Swift at the MTV Awards while discussing comments he made regarding former President George W. Bush.  Lauer later defended the show's decision to do so, but Kanye wrote on Twitter, "Did you see them try to justify playing the audio under my interview.  Yo, sometimes you're just wrong, and it ain't nothing you can say to justify it, believe me, I know!"  Predicting that he'd be criticized for his decision, Kanye wrote, "It's very simple to call someone angry or spoiled or the one thousand names I've been called, but it's harder to try to take a look at what's really behind the curtain."

The rapper made it clear that he carries no personal vendetta against Lauer. He wrote, "I don't hate Matt Lauer. We don't promote hate. That's the whole point!  I promote love and truth!...they made a mistake.  They thought they could pull it, but they couldn't!  That was just a small representation of a bigger media play that's been going on since the beginning of time."

Kanye ended his rant by saying, "Much love to Matt and the whole Today show.  I accept y'alls future apology in advance LOL!"

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Oct202010

Jon Gosselin Tells All on Twitter

Photo Courtesy - Getty ImagesThe dad made famous (then infamous) by TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 posted a string of messages on his Twitter account Tuesday about his many regrets, from putting his brood of eight on television to battling publicly with his now ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, to pretty much everything that's happened in the past year.

"I am acutely aware of the mistakes I made in 2009 and I am ashamed of the choices I made," Jon tweeted, according to UsMagazine.com.  (His Twitter account is private.)  "I have apologized to Kate, my family, and to my friends.  Through counseling I have learned to own my actions.  My goal is to move forward in a positive direction."

Gosselin explained that he took to Twitter to "clarify a few things" and shed light on how being on TV has damaged his children.

"The negative effects on my family was my greatest concern and far outweigh any monetary gain we received," Gosselin wrote.

"Today, my children are much older than when we first started. They are acutely aware their life is markedly different from their peers," he added.

Tuesday's tirade was Gosselin's second Twitter tell-all in the past week.  Last Friday, he also posted a series of messages to his account after a judge shot down his bid to keep his children off TV.  They currently appear in TLC's Kate Plus 8.

"Each of them has experienced negative effects of having their lives so public," Gosselin wrote last Friday, according to UsMagazine.com.  "Some are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues.  My goal for my children is for them to have a normal childhood, and gain back their much deserved privacy.  This is not about money, this is about my children.  No amount of money is worth the price my children are paying.  You cannot put a price on childhood. Money comes and goes, but you only have one childhood."

"For those questions about money and support, I can say I am supporting my children to the best of my ability," he continued.  "All parties involved know the truth about this.  I am and have been actively seeking employment.  I have been barred from accepting entertainment deals that would generate income for my family due to contractual obligations.  I am also actively looking for a job outside of the entertainment industry and so far, have not secured a position.  In the meantime, I have been focusing on spending time with my children and providing a safe, stable, normal and private environment for them!"

Gosselin concluded his first Twitter tirade with an apology.

"I would like to apologize to my friends, family, and especially my children for not taking a stand earlier in my life and not questioning my decisions to have our lives documented and displayed," he wrote.  "I will have to answer to my children for the rest of my life. I will have to live with this guilt the rest of my life.  I am truly sorry!"

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